I'm building a new system and am finding out things I should have done after the fact.
I have an Asus P8Z77-V Pro motherboard, and the manual gave some notes on RAID, but it did not make it clear that I have to enable RAID BEFORE the OS install. A few questions arise in this new setup, and I'd rather not have to install the OS a million times.
Okay, so I wiped clean my SSD boot drive, and I have 2 WD drives I'm planning on RAID 0'ing.
I'm planning on have a dual-boot Windows 7 with Ubuntu Linux. I have an SSD for the boot drive, and want the RAID as the shared storage.
In what order should I do:
a) create RAID 0 array
b) install Win 7 OS
c) install Linux OS
I know that I have to boot into the BIOS and change (apparently all at once) the controller from AHCI to RAID. That's the step I thought I could do after install. Oh so wrong ...
1) I know (b) comes before (c), but what about (a)?
2) Do I create the RAID array in the BIOS before installing the Win OS?
3) How will that affect the Linux OS?